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From: Lucy Masters (masters@cox-internet.com)
Date: Sun Feb 24 2002 - 11:50:53 EST

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    I'm ashamed of you for calling me un-Christian. That's a very
    un-Christian thing to do.

    As I said in an earlier post to Adrian, I find the Bible scandalous in
    many respects. Were I to quote from it, I'd find myself endorsing all
    manner of offensive tribal action.

    We just have different perspectives, that's all. You think the United
    States is a terrible place, and I think folks have a better life here
    than in most places I've visited. I see nothing "un-Christian" about
    capitalism, nor do I see anything "un-Christian" about some folks having
    a higher standard of living than others. This is basic human behavior -
    reward and punishment - depending upon behavior. I don't think that
    communism and socialism and other economic systems that force the
    sharing of wealth are more Christian than a system where folks raise
    their standard of living based upon their hard work.

    Where do you travel? Look at the difference between rich and poor in
    Africa, South America, the Arabian peninsula, and many other places.
     Our maid (from Mexico) was living in a cardboard box over there. Now
    she lives in a white frame house here in the states - the highest
    standard of living she has ever had. "Poor" folks in this country have
    tremendous benefits.

    I'm not sure I understand your complaints.


    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Re: [Fwd: RE: [Fwd: RE: Darwinism/Compassion]]
    Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 21:20:03 -0500
    From: Jan de Koning <jan@dekoning.ca>
    To: Lucy Masters <masters@cox-internet.com>,asa@calvin.edu

    At 09:45 AM 23/02/02 -0600, Lucy Masters wrote:

    >Well...I guess we'll just have to "agree to disagree." Your definition of
    >what's "bad" or "evil" is just different from my definition. I don't
    >think death is evil, I sympathize deeply with folks in the hospital who
    >want to die, I think it's the heighth of stupidity to feed people who
    >refuse to practice birth control, reckless to use antibiotics on a massive
    >scale, and on and on. The argument which you and I engage in here on an
    >individual basis is reflective of the science/religion debate on a larger

    Lucy, I wonder how you defend your un-Christian attitudes on this forum
    where most of the participants are believing Christians. Can you give
    proper biblical arguments?

    Jan de K.

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